On March 15, 2017 Texarkana Texas Police Officers made two separate traffic stops and located over 10 pounds of synthetic marijuana according to a press release from the Texarkana Texas Police Department.

The first traffic stop was conducted in the 200 block of Reading Ave. Officers with the Special Investigations Unit stopped Byron Hunt, 33, of Texarkana, Texas for a traffic violation. Hunt was found to have 4 felony warrants for his arrest. When officers attempted to place him into custody, Hunt resisted arrest. Officers were able to handcuff Hunt, and a search incident to arrest yielded 11.5 ounces of synthetic marijuana. Hunt was booked into the Bi-State jail for the 4 felony warrants, Resisting arrest, and Possession of a Controlled Substance penalty group 2-A over 4 ounces under 5 pounds.

The second traffic stop was conducted in the 800 block of Richmond Rd. Officer C. Johnson stopped Gaylon James, 36, of Texarkana, Texas for a traffic violation. As Officer Johnson approached the vehicle, James accelerated for a short distance then stopped. Officer Johnson ordered James from his vehicle and detained him. James told Officer Johnson he had synthetic marijuana in the vehicle. Officer Johnson then looked inside the vehicle and observed a large bag containing 10 pounds of synthetic marijuana. James also had a small bag of marijuana on his person. James was booked into the Bi-state jail for Possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces and Possession of a Controlled Substance penalty group 2-A over 5 pounds under 50 pounds.